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Simply Does It is our strategy, storytelling and animation label, helping organisations to tell their stories.
Your ability to articulate your story is critical, particularly when communicating with people you don't usually communicate with or when communicating a new product, service or idea. We make sure you're telling the right story to the right audience in the right way. See examples of our work here.
Wok+Wine is an incredibly effective way to rapidly create connections and build trust amongst groups of individuals. Whether you're looking to strengthen a key client relationship, connect your teams across silos or hierarchies, or pre-connect participants prior to a larger event (e.g. conference), Wok+Wine will deliver better results than any other experience. Read what Harvard Business Review had to say about the concept.
Connectivity is not about a single moment.
It is a journey.
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If you look back on all of the significant breakthroughs and pivots in your life, chances are that each doorway to insight or opportunity was opened by a person. A connection. Someone in your network. As [this] example shows, those doors start opening at a very young age. Most of us don’t pay attention to this. I think we should.
By simply assuming that someone is ‘that kind of person’ often means that we eliminate the possibility of finding out other, potentially more interesting or valuable, information about them. Worse still, we often extrapolate from the initial tag to make all kinds of assumptions about what they must be like. Assumptions that often turn out to be false.
The space people work in has a huge impact on how they collaborate, how productive they are and also how happy they feel. It’s important to think about what you do or make and about your culture before thinking about layout and paint colours; the two are deeply intertwined.
The feedback that really struck me was, “when most of a team is working in a second tongue with many different native languages, the result is enforced clarity and an imperative to use the simplest possible language to communicate a point well.”
What we experienced was really powerful. We’d entered the meeting somewhat demoralised and exhausted but when we stood back and looked at our timeline it was clear we weren’t recognising our successes.
It was clear at Show2016 that collaboration is one of the founding principles that guides how their generation thinks and acts. It is not a requirement but a given. It is simply taken for granted.
Aside from the the fact that I like to know how things work, what I find curious, and the point of this musing, is the relationship between technology, behaviour and language
Being an outsider is not always easy, but it is a skill that is also becoming increasingly valuable, particularly as the world becomes more complex, transparent and interconnected and where novel thinking and fresh solutions are increasingly sought after.
How well do you truly understand the differences between the members of your team and are you using those differences to your advantage?